Sand Volleyball schedule for Rainbow Wahines


Photo Courtesy: Kaleo

A loaded schedule for the Rainbow Wahine sand volleyball team is at hand as they come into their 3rd season of participation. Season starts March 7th and continues into the 8th with 3 double games against Loyola Marymount, Stanford and National champions Long Beach State. All home matches along with their season kickoff will be played at Queen’s Beach Waikiki.

Into the season, UH will be hosting the following games in double matches:

Arizona – March 19th
USC – March 19th
Nebraska – March 20th

These games will also be repeated during the Rainbow Wahine Spring Challenge from March 21st – 22nd.

In the month to follow, April 5th, at the Hawaii Sand Volleyball Showcase, Rainbow Wahine’s will face Chaminade and Hawaii Pacific.

Jammer Juniors Registration is open for ages 7-13

Photo Courtesy: Jammers Volleyball Hawaii

Photo Courtesy: Jammers Volleyball Hawaii

Jammer Juniors

Age: 7-13 years old

*Dates: Sundays starting on February 23rd and ending on April 20th
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $185 (prorated options available)
Location: Moanalua High School Gym (subject to change based on gym availability) 
*no clinic on March 2nd  Click here now to register for Jammer Juniors

Jammers Volleyball Hawaii is led by club direct Debby Vee.  Coaches are as follows:


Tricia Yoshimura – Head Coach 13U
Pihana Kea – Head Coach 12U Black Team
Scott Bonilla – Head Coach 12U Blue Team
Chlesea Sadamoto – Head Coach 12U White Team
Eddie Tanaka – Assistant Coach 12U White team
Francis Keeno – Head Coach 11U (no photo)


Photos of coaches can be seen at their website: Jammers Volleyball Hawaii


Grants, Scholarships for Water Sports and Volleyball Athletes Available

MEDIA RELEASE, Hawaii’s scholar-athletes competing in water sports and volleyball now have a new funding source for scholarships and grants – Rice!

Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation

Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation

Through a program for Hawaii charities sponsored by SunWest Foods, a portion of funds generated by the sale of its Old Style Hawaiian Rice is being donated to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF) for the awarding of college scholarships and athletic grants in Hawaii.

John Hasbrook, vice president of SunWest Foods, has presented ODKF with the initial check of $2,400 resulting from the launch of the program in fourth quarter 2012.

“We’re proud to support ODKF’s mission and, by extension, the families in Hawaii that benefit from its scholarships and grants,” Hasbrook said. “We feel the benefits of our Hawaii give-back program are an ideal match for ODKF considering the Foundation’s ties to Duke Kahanamoku’s legacy and its mission to inspire Hawaii’s young people.”

ODKF President Stefan Reinke said, “We applaud SunWest Foods for their generosity in furthering our commitment to perpetuate water sports and volleyball through Hawaii’s future generations. We encourage people to buy the Old Style Hawaiian Rice knowing that they will be supporting the education of our scholar-athletes.”

Old Style Hawaiian Rice is a new, healthier brand of lightly milled brown rice that offers the nutritional value of whole grain, being rich in fiber, thiamin, niacin, and amino acids while cooking in about the same time as white rice.

Hawaii’s first rice mills used to mill the rice gently to retain more nutritional value and flavor. Old Style Hawaiian Rice brings back this traditional rice quality. Currently, it is being sold in Costco Stores but Hasbrook said it will be expanded to other retail and food service outlets.

ODKF’s college scholarships are exclusively awarded to Hawaii students competing in water sports and volleyball – “Duke Sports” – making ODKF the only program of its kind in Hawaii. Athletic grants are presented to Hawaii residents and non-profit groups.

In 2012, ODKF awarded $130,950 in scholarships and grants to 61 Hawaii athletes and nonprofit organizations.

Since its formation in 1986, ODKF has awarded $1.8 million in scholarships and grants to approximately 1,300 individuals and nonprofit groups in Hawaii – all for competing in water sports or volleyball.

The deadline to apply for ODKF’s 2013 college scholarships is March 1.

ODKF is a public nonprofit foundation whose mission is to financially support the development of individuals and organizations that perpetuate the spirit and legacy of Duke Kahanamoku, regarded as Hawaii’s greatest athlete.

Revered worldwide, Duke won six Olympic medals, including three gold medals in swimming, is known as the “Father of International Surfing,” and was honored as Hawaii’s official “Ambassador of Aloha.”

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Rainbow Wahines: Perfect Record for the Big West Conference

18-0 Record in the Big West Conference. (courtesy of Facebook UH Athletics)

HONOLULU – The University of Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine volleyball team anxiously awaits their postseason fate, and will find out on Sunday when the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament selection show airs live on ESPNU at 4:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. HT).

The 64-team field will be announced along with the sites for the first and second round matches. UH is currently ranked No. 16 in the NCAA’s RPI and hopes to be selected as one of the 16 host sites.

The ‘Bows concluded their season Friday with a sweep of UC Riverside to complete a perfect 18-0 Big West Conference record, the first team to do so since 2002.

The NCAA regionals will be held Dec. 7-8. The four predetermined sites are Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif., CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb., Gregory Gymnasium in Austin, Texas, and Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. Each regional winner will advance to the Final Four in Louisville, Ky. held Dec. 13 & 15.

HHSAA Girls Volleyball Tournament

The New City Nissan / HHSAA Girls Volleyball tournament begins Tuesday on Oahu, and five Hawai`i Island teams will be looking to win the league’s first state championship since Luella Aina coached Hilo High School to their second state championship victory in 1974.

If the Vikings want to win their third state championship, they would need to win four matches in four days. The Vikings lost to Kamehameha-Hawai`i in straight sets on Saturday night in the league championship, setting them up for the long tournament run. The Vikings finished the season at 15-2 and will open up the tournament on Tuesday at Kaimuki High School against the Pearl City Chargers, who was the sixth place team out of the Oahu Interscholastic Association’s Red West Division with a 9-5 record.

New City Nissan / HHSAA Division I Volleyball Tournament bracket. Courtesy: Hawaii High School Athletic Association.

The league champion, Kamehameha-Hawaii, earned the fourth seed in the tournament after finishing the regular season at 17-0. The Wahine, ranked eighth in the latest Star-Advertiser Top 10 poll, earned a bye in the opening round. They will face either Mililani or Castle on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. from McKinley’s Student Council Gymnasium.

In Division II, the Big Island Interscholastic Federation has three teams participating in the 12-team tournament. The league champion, Ka`u High School, earned the fourth seed in the tournament and will open play in the quarterfinals on Wednesday against either Waimea High School or Kailua High School. The match will be played at 5:00 p.m. at Kalani High School and will be broadcast on ESPN Radio and

The Trojans finished league play at 16-2 and defeated Konawaena in four sets on Saturday night at Ellison Onizuka Gymnasium. The Wildcats, who ended BIIF play at 13-5, open the tournament on Tuesday against La Pietra. That match will be played at 5:00 p.m. from Farrington High School.

New City Nissan / HHSAA Division II Girls Volleyball Tournament bracket

The league’s third place team, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, will open play at 7:00 p.m. against Hawaii Baptist Academy of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu. HPA finished league play at 13-5 and defeated St. Joseph in straight sets on Saturday.

Championship matches in Divisions I and II will be played on Friday at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. The Division II title will begin at 5:00 p.m., while the Division I championship is played at 6:00 p.m.

Source/Credit: Josh Pacheco

OIA Girls Volleyball bracket advancements

Mililani defeats Moanalua (photo courtesy: scoringlive)

Moving into the winners bracket for the OIA Girls Volleyball RED division are the Lady Trojans and the Lady Red Raiders. Winners bracket will be played at McKinley on October 23rd and will determine the Red Division Champions and its runner up.

Last night’s game between Moanalua and Mililani could’ve literally gone either way. Moanalua took early leads and fought hard to the very end in every set. They gave the Lady Trojans a run for their money and made sure they earned every point they received. 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21

We can’t say the same for the Red Raiders vs. the Lady Knights. Red Raiders were dominant with control defeating the Knights 25-7, 25-18, 25-16. While the Knights lacked oomph in last night’s game they still have another chance to burst forth with effort.

That said, Castle and Moanalua has moved to the consolation bracket of the double elimination playoffs and will be facing Pearl City and Kalani Thursday at Farrington High School starting at 5pm.

Admission to Championship Playoffs
$7.00 = General Admission and students without OIA Student Activity Pass
$4.00 = Students Grade 8 & under and students with OIA Activity Pass
$5.00 = Senior Citzens, age 62 & older & Military Personnel w/ID

Brackets can be viewed at OIASPORTS.COM

1st Round of the OIA Girls Volleyball Tournaments Completed

Starting with Kalani taking care of cleaning house and sweeping OUT the Hurricanes from the tournament, 26-24, 25-19, 25-19. Followed by Campbell who swept the floor clean against Roosevelt in Tuesday’s doubleheader which advances the Lady Sabers into another round, 20-25, 25-13, 12-25, 25-13 and 15-12

The Sabers (8-3) move on to play East second seed Moanalua (9-2) at 5 p.m., while the Falcons (9-3) will take on West top-seed Mililani (10-0) in a match to follow Thursday at Mililani in the first double-elimination round.

Admission to Championship Playoffs
$7.00 = General Admission and students without OIA Student Activity Pass
$4.00 = Students Grade 8 & under and students with OIA Activity Pass
$5.00 = Senior Citzens, age 62 & older & Military Personnel w/ID

Brackets can be viewed at OIASPORTS.COM –

OIA Girls Volleyball – Lady Govs killed it against the Red Raiders

Transferring can be tough when you’re unsure how you’ll fair with a new crowd but for Savannah Kahakai and Trinity Alualu transferring to Farrington, from Maryknoll, was definitely a winning move!

Killing it for the Lady Governors and protecting their home turf victoriously, Savannah Kahakai and Trinity Alualu with 9 kills.  Putting up a wall with 4 blocks Jeneva Toilolo. Assisting her sisters to victory with 23 assists, Jessica Vele.

As much as it sounds like it was in the bag for the Lady Govs, it was tough and every point was earned.  Trailing 22-14 says it all.  Final scores 26-24 and 25-21

Images are courtesy of Jamm Aquino (Honolulu Star Advertiser)
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OIA Girls Volleyball: Lady Trojans continue their season flawlessly

Walking on to the courts last night with flawless records were the Lady Trojans (4-0) and Lady Chargers (4-0) of the OIA Red Divsion. Leaving the courts with an improved record of 5-0 were the Lady Trojans defeating Lady Chargers with a sweep of 25-20 and 25-18

Chargers were up in the 1st half of the 1st game but were unsuccessful with maintaining their lead. Trojans refreshed after their 1st time out and came back on a killing spree. Jordyn Keamo lead the Trojan pack with 13 Kills followed by Fields with 8.

KIF (Kauai) Girls Volleyball – Red Raiders take Warriors in straight sets

KAPA‘A — The Red Raiders were coming off of a loss to the hands of the Waimea Menehune on Wednesday, so it was no surprise that the team came out playing tenaciously Saturday night against the Kapa‘a Warriors at the Kapa‘a High School Gym. Kaua‘i’s aggressive play led to a victory in straight sets as they took down Kapa‘a 25-15, 25-20 and 25-18.

The first set started off closely contested, however, the Red Raiders were able to rally off six straight points on two separate occasions, which allowed them to pull away late in the set.

The second set was more of the same story to start as Kaua‘i took the first five points of the set and eventually went ahead with a commanding 9-1 lead.

Kapa‘a would respond though as the Warriors never gave up, with solid play from Justice Brown-Kimura and Kai‘imi Moniz. Kapa‘a would come as close as 21-19 off a kill by Brown-Kimura and stellar serving from Moniz, but Kaua‘i was able to hold on to take the second set putting them in a comfortable position heading into the third set.

Kaua‘i was lead by a number of stand out performers including Kawehi Louis-Diamond, Tahra Kaui, Adrienne Graycochea, Jondee Rivera and Ashley Ramelb.

The third set was a memorable one, filled with rallies, kills and digs from both sides of the court. Kapa‘a took the early lead thanks in part to a pair of blocks by Brown-Kimura and Moniz. It didn’t take the Red Raiders long to respond due to a number of kills by Louis-Diamond. With the score still close late in the set at 20-18, the Red Raiders did as they did all night and closed the set strong. Catapulted by solid serves from Graycochea, Kaua‘i was able to rally off the last five points of the match, which gave the team the victory.

Kaua‘i moves to 1-1 on the year, as the Red Raiders prepare to take on Island School at the Island School Gym Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

The loss take Kapa‘a down to 1-1 on the season. Its next game is against the Waimea Menehune at the Waimea High School Gym at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

In junior varsity action, the Warriors were able to take the Red Raiders; 25-20, 25-21 and 25-16 for the victory in straight sets.

Rick Killeen, sports writer,